Hard luck to the 3rd XV who lost narrowly at home at Blackrock College in the East Coast League. Four tries scored and a losing bonus point will keep the team in contention to qualify from the group stages of the league ahead of their final match against Gonzaga next week. Well done to Peter Costello, Adam Cooper, Idanesi Momoh and Khufu Momoh who all scored tries in this match.
The JCT XV returned to action on Wednesday after their exit from the Junior Cup with a 17-10 home win against St Fintan’s. Wesley took a 17-0 lead at half-time thanks to scores from Jamie Walsh, Jamie Crooks and Ben Stewart, alongside a single conversion from Daniel Campbell. They look forward to the Junior Plate semi-final next week away to CBC Monkstown.
The Junior B XV endured a difficult day at home to a strong CBC Monkstown side in their group game of the Junior B league. Well done to Alex Mulligan and Sam Fitzgerald who scored in this match.
Hard luck to the U-15 A XV who lost out to St Andrews College on Saturday morning by six tries to two. Well done to Mateo Rico and Oran Handley who were our try scorers in this match.
The U-14 A XV took their unbeaten run to twelve with an outstanding 15-5 home win against Presentation Brothers Cork. The boys played with patience into a very strong wind in the first half, taking a 5-0 lead just before half-time. In the second half, the team stamped their authority on the game and were clinical when opportunities arose. Pres came back to make it 10-5 with three minutes to go before Wesley added their third score to take a well-deserved victory. Well done to Ed Collins who scored twice and to Milo Campbell who also scored.
The U-14B XV competed well but lost out 14-33 to Presentation Brothers Cork. A special mention to Ciaran Lai and to Zhengjun Wang who were the Wesley try scorers in this match. Scrum half Ruarc Mullarkey had a successful day from the day, kicking both of his conversions.
The U14 C XV put in a marvellous display and were desperately unlucky to lose 25-31 in the last play of the game to Presentation College Cork. There were a number of impressive displays in this match from Harry Shannon and Andrew Kerr who scored five tries between them in this match. Well done to centre Theo Marcoux who put in a man of the match performance in this game. This is an encouraging result from a team that have improved significantly this season.
Last Saturday 9th March, the Wesley Minor boys team ran in the All Ireland Schools Cross Country in Clongowes Woods College. The team came 4th overall missing out on a team medal by only 3 points. Jamie Byrne led the team and came 8th overall. It was a tough competition and the boys ran very well. Congratulations to Harry Goolding, Killian O Brien, Antoinne Roquette and Niall Gleeson also.
Hard luck to the Senior Girls who lost the semi-final of the League against Mount Anville. The girls got off to an excellent start, going 1-0 up in the first half, Emily McKay giving a brilliant ball into the circle and Sophie Wall putting it in the goal. Unfortunately, Mt Anville equalised from a break within one minute of the second half. Holly was the busier of the 2 keepers, and Mt Anville went on to score another goal. Despite great efforts and continuous pressure towards the end of the game, Wesley were unable to get another goal.
A very disappointing result but the girls have achieved a lot this season in both the league and the cup and should be proud of themselves.
The Junior A’s beat Newtown in a friendly before their league semi-final against Newpark. They unfortunately lost 1-0 after Newpark converted in the first half. Despite fighting back and creating a lot of chances in the second half, Wesley couldn’t find the back board. A tough end to their season but we congratulate them on some wonderful hockey that the team have played this year.
Congratulations to the Minor A’s who beat Newbridge in the league semi-final 1-0. It was a tough game, but Wesley stayed calm and played well throughout, the goal coming in the last minute from a short corner. Best of Luck to the Minors in their final on Monday.
The Minor B’s won 1-0 in a friendly, Alex Gordon scoring the goal.
Hard luck to the First year A’s who lost 3-0 to Mt Anville in the quarter final of the cup. Despite having most of the possession they were unable to score.
The First Year B1 drew 2-2 with Kilkenny, the B2 team won 4-2 and the C1’s won 4-0, all in friendlies.
The U-13 B’s lost 1-0 to Sutton Park A’s in a friendly. Hard luck to the U-14 boys who lost 2-1 in the League Final to High School on Wednesday. Having gone 1-0 down early in the second half, the team showed great character to get back to 1-1 from a short corner in the final minute through Gordon Bernon. Unfortunately, at the start of extra-time Wesley conceded again and couldn’t find a second equalizer.
Well done to the Junior A’s who won their Cup Semi-Final 5-0 against Sutton Park. They now face St. Andrews next Wednesday in the final.